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Publication - Statistics Publication

Pesticide usage in Scotland: arable crops and potato stores 2016

Published: 31 Oct 2017
Part of:
Farming and rural
ISBN:
9781788512596

This publication presents information from a survey of pesticide use on arable crops and potato stores in Scotland during 2016.

178 page PDF

3.2MB

178 page PDF

3.2MB

Contents
Pesticide usage in Scotland: arable crops and potato stores 2016
Table 40 Total arable crop, comparison with previous years

178 page PDF

3.2MB

Table 40 Total arable crop, comparison with previous years

Pesticide usage in 2012, 2014 and 2016, area treated with formulations (Forms), active substances (a.s.) and quantity applied (kg)

2012

2014

2016

Forms (ha)

a.s. (ha)

kg

Forms (ha)

a.s. (ha)

kg

Forms (ha)

a.s. (ha)

kg

Insecticides & nematicides

227,938

227,763

25,605

293,363

293,363

29,389

198,964

198,964

12,428

Molluscicides

96,187

96,187

10,299

54,171

54,171

5,333

68,645

68,645

7,843

Physical control

1,083

1,083

271

0

0

0

0

0

0

Fungicides

2,394,861

3,666,147

610,946

2,445,034

3,852,458

660,121

2,239,796

3,550,384

660,809

Sulphur

7,140

7,140

21,237

11,468

11,468

24,353

11,879

11,879

37,467

Herbicides/desiccants

1,404,697

2,031,752

551,313

1,416,298

2,060,274

553,963

1,383,643

1,997,906

533,728

Growth regulators

449,357

527,598

184,073

530,753

644,131

209,708

497,456

596,763

212,489

Seed treatments

504,481

890,577

29,792

496,527

996,382

26,838

451,389

926,172

25,150

All pesticides

5,085,653

7,448,247

1,433,537

5,247,614

7,912,247

1,509,705

4,851,771

7,350,712

1,489,914

Total area grown (ha)

528,467

531,269

494,167

Note: Unspecified treatments have been included in the formulation and active substance areas, however as their weights are unknown they cannot be included in the quantities applied. Total arable includes cereals, oilseeds, potatoes and legumes. It should be noted that there may be minor differences in the range of crops surveyed between years.


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